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About Grand Hotel Port Elizabeth

Where rich history, elegant accommodation and refinement meet. Discover the architectural character, timeless elegance and old world charm of The Grand Hotel.

This eco-friendly hotel offers bright rooms, just 15 minutes’ walk from Port Elizabeth Train Station. It has a garden with a sun-lounger terrace, barbecue and a children’s playground. It also has an on-site restaurant. Rooms at The Grand Hotel are decorated with wooden floors and furniture. Most have a modern, private bathroom with a glass-walled shower or freestanding tub. Free public parking is available at The Grand Hotel.

Once a colonial private residence in the late 1800’s, this landmark hotel stands proudly amongst the finest bygone attractions of Central in Port Elizabeth, a district renowned as the historical ‘heart’ of Port Elizabeth. Rumored to have hosted esteemed guests such as Mark Twain, Cecil Rhodes, Sir Winston Churchill and British nobility, the newly restored ‘old lady’ is located in close vicinity to local historical attractions such as the Donkin Reserve A historical Memorial Dedication by Sir Rufane Donkin, the founder of Port Elizabeth and the only surviving Victorian Theatre in the Southern Hemisphere The Opera House.

A mere five minutes from the PE International Airport and pristine beaches along the

Wedding Venues: We are the only heated, marble floored, venue in the city with a fantastic weather proof view.

Conference Venues: We have three conference venues to cater for various needs.

  • Type: Hotel
  • Sleeps: 31
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Conference Venues

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • French


  • AA Approved
* Please enquire for further details.


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Grand Hotel Port Elizabeth is 0.2km from the centre of Central Hill , the nearest airport 2.6km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Things to do in and around Central Hill

Donkin Reserve and Lighthouse

(0.1 km from Central Hill)

Donkin Reserve, Pyramid and Lighthouse includes a stone pyramid monument erect by Sir Rufane Donkin in memory of his late wife, Elizabeth, after whom the city was named. The Great Flag, which measures 12m x 8m, is South Africa's biggest and it flies...

No 7 Castle Hill

(0.1 km from Central Hill)

Situated right in the city centre, No 7 Castle Hill is a picturesque Victorian cottage museum dating back to 1827. It's one of the oldest remaining houses in Port Elizabeth and is furnished as a family home of the mid-Victorian period, depicting the...

The Prince Alfred's Guard Museum

(0.2 km from Central Hill)

The Prince Alfred's Guard Museum is situated in Port Elizabeth and is a city regiment which was founded in 1856. The museum is housed in an old Victorian Drill Hall that has been restored and declared a national monument. There are military exhibits...

Wezandla Gallery and Craft Centre

(0.3 km from Central Hill)

The Wezandla Gallery and Craft Centre opened its doors in 1994 and is located on Baakens Street in Port Elizabeth. The centre represents African artists from all over the continent and specialises in African art, African wire and wood sculptures,...